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Sports complex continues brick fund drive

Bricks can be engraved to honor someone special, or in memory of a loved one.

There is nothing more exciting than youth sports and nothing better for Middlesex County than our families playing sports. The Middlesex County Sports Complex is an integral part of teaching our children the importance of athletics and sportsmanship. Families come from all across the county to participate in baseball, softball, t-ball, soccer, and football.

In 2002, the Middlesex County Sports Complex Commission began a fund-raising campaign that would allow the complex to grow the sports program and maintain the facility at a high standard. The campaign is called “Build a Pathway to Success.” A pathway has been built around the flag pole and concession stand with engraved bricks. There are currently more than 300 engraved bricks installed today. 

Bricks may be purchased and engraved with up to 3 lines and a maximum of 13 characters per line. The cost of a brick is $100 for family/individual and $150 for organization/business. Checks should be made payable to Middlesex County Sports Complex, a chartered 501c3 non-profit corporation and with an infrastructure primarily funded by tax-deductible donations. The facility is maintained by a voluntary organization. Bricks can be purchased to honor a family or family member, favorite teacher/coach, mentor, local sports hero, in memory of a loved one, or a milestone in one’s life. 

Anyone interested in purchasing a brick should call Jackie Taylor at 435-1636 with the information to be engraved on the brick and a check made payable to Middlesex County Sports Complex and mailed to Jackie Taylor at 1303 General Puller Highway, Saluda, VA 23149. The Community Park Complex Committee is composed of the following members: John Fleet, Joe Heyman, Jackie Taylor, Wayne Jessie, Bill Pfeltz and Tammie Putney.

“We also encourage you to stop by and observe our Memorial, Sponsor and Contributor Wall of Honor on the front of the concession building and maybe you will find a category to which you would like to contribute,” said Taylor.

A recent donation was: in Honor of our grandson, Lucas A. McMurtrie by PopPop and Nana (Frankie and Annie Bristow).

posted 06.12.2013

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